Jen Leheny from Red Instead in Canberra, Australia

Hello! Nice to see you. I’m Jen Leheny, a blogger / designer / letterer / photographer / maker / crafter / creator in Canberra, Australia.

Welcome to Red Instead, where I blog about creativity, design, craft and DIY. I also make and sell things in my online shop. I hope you enjoy your visit! – Jen


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10 Black And White Photo Backdrop Ideas

10 Black and White Photo Backdrop Ideas

Ranging from classic damask patterns to hand drawn illustrations, these 10 backdrop ideas would suit either a fun or formal photoshoot situation. Add some fun moustaches (black card stuck to wooden skewers) and you have a great photo booth for your next party of function.
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Gemma O’Brien – Field Trip Sydney 2012

Gemma O’Brien – Field Trip Sydney 2012

Gemma O'Brien is a designer based in Sydney working primarily with hand-drawn lettering, typography, graphic design, illustration and art direction for motion graphics.Her work has been published in books and magazines including Grafik, Graphic Design Referenced, Just My Type, Form Magazine, Frankie and Slanted Magazine.
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Anthony Calvert – Field Trip Sydney 2012

Anthony Calvert – Field Trip Sydney 2012

Anthony Calvert is a Sydney-based illustrator who specialises in technical illustration. Inspired by old car manuals, airline safety cards and a shoebox of lego instructions, his carefully researched drawings are often subverted with subtle humour. Clarity of line gives his illustrations a modern, contemporary edge.
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Flutter – Field Trip Sydney 2012

Flutter – Field Trip Sydney 2012

Flutter is the full-service animation house which combines the vast array of artistic genius from within the ranks of The Jacky Winter Group with the award winning design & direction talents of motion graphics and animation specialists 21-19.
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Benja Harney – Field Trip Sydney 2012

Benja Harney – Field Trip Sydney 2012

I recently went to the wonderful Field Trip in Sydney (put on by the Jacky Winter group) and all this week I'm going to be highlighting some of my favourite presenters. First up is Benja Harney, an amazing paper artist based in Sydney.
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How To Write The Perfect Blog Post

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post

What's the secret to the Perfect Blog Post? We need to grab attention with the first headline, entice people to keep reading with the opening sentences and give a promise or benefit to your readers to get them to continue reading the whole article.
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