Jen Leheny - Designer and Photographer in Canberra, Australiahi I’m Jen Leheny and I’m the owner / designer / photographer at Red Instead, a small business that helps other businesses put their best foot forward with a professional image and identity. Red Instead provides graphic design, web design and development, and photography services in Canberra and beyond.

Talk to me if you need a professional logo, business card, postcard, brochure, blog or website professionally designed for your business so that you can send the right message to your customers.  I can help you with your online marketing and social media too.

I also enjoy designing and making handbags, bead necklaces, homewares, wall art and more.  I sell these handmade items in my online shop.

Red Instead is located in Tuggeranong, Canberra.
Contact Jen on 0411 224 314 or by email here.




  • Event Photography

    Jen Leheny is a multi-tasking web/graphic designer and photographer whose talents also stretch into handmade products. Her Red Instead label began as a range of gorgeous hand-created items, and has blossomed into a thriving design and branding company. Jen has a fine eye for detail, is inherently creative and is able to apply herself fully to any task, with professionalism and flair. She is a warm, supportive and approachable person, who takes enormous pride in her work – and it shows. Jen has done some event photography for me and I have been delighted with her photographs and the support she has shown me

    -Tania McCartney
  • Logo, Poster, Website, Pop-up Banner

    Lighthouse appointed Jen Leheny from Red Instead as the graphic designer for Brilliant Idea, a website providing information about the ACT Women’s Microcredit Program. Lighthouse is delivering this program with assistance from the ACT Government through the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, Office for Women. As a small business owner herself, we felt that Jen had a good understanding of our target market and designed accordingly. We are very happy with the website, logo and flyer she designed and found her very professional to deal with.

    -Anna Pino
  • Product Photography

    Jen from Red Instead took some wonderful product photos for me. She was very professional in service and delivery, and produced some gorgeous photos to showcase my products. I highly recommend Jen for anyone needing product photos.

    -Michelle Williams
  • Web Design

    Jen combines creative graphic design with a comprehensive understanding of product placement drawing on her background in IT and retail. Jen has a detailed eye for how a product can best be portrayed and follows that through with innovative web design. Jen created a dynamic place holder web page for us as an interim solution pending the development of a more comprehensive site. I’m looking forward to working again with Jen to develop that site in the near future.

    -Catherine Bridges
  • Event Photography

    Jen was fabulous as she was able to capture so many beautiful images for us as event photographer for the Handmade Market. She was thoughtful in her images and also in the service she provided to us. She had to deal with the crowds and the heat and still managed to capture everything perfectly for us. Her images have come in very handy for many media stories we have done. I would highly recommend Red Instead to any business, large or small, needing professional images.

    -Julie Nichols
  • Website Design

    With limited funds available and with no experience in the field of websites, Goyder Street Library as a not-for-profit association was finding it difficult to make progress. Jen Leheny of Red Instead offered to help us at greatly discounted costs and after a single face-to-face meeting when we discussed our ideas, she took up the running and gently guided us through the process, options and possibilities. Our ideas were quickly translated into a very attractive proposal which has exceeded our expectation. We are very grateful to have had the benefit of her obvious expertise in the field and her intuitive grasp of our somewhat vague ideas. It has been an enjoyable experience to work with her and we look forward to a continuing relationship.

    -Jean Willoughby