Jen Leheny

Jen Leheny

Designer & Photographer in Canberra, Australia

Design Portfolio | Photography Portfolio


hi I'm Jen Leheny and I'm a graphic designer / photographer.

Since mid-2013, I have worked at Canberra Weekly magazine, where I design and layout editorial and advertising pages for the magazine for two days a week.

From 2009 onwards, I have operated a small business called Red Instead, where I provide graphic design, web design/development and photography services to clients in Canberra and beyond.

I also do photography on the side and I show my photos at Jen Leheny Photography, where I'm enjoying portrait and fashion photography, as well as food, landscapes and other things. I have a lot of older photos to add over the next few months so stay tuned.

Work Skills

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Lightroom, WordPress, ZenCart, OpenCart, MYOB, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP.

Graphic design, web design and development, social media management. Search Engine Optimisation and responsive design. Web accessibility and usability standards.

Portrait and fashion photography, events and products. Corporate headshots and news and editorial photography.

Small business and office management. Financial planning and management. Promotions and marketing. Supervision and Project Management.

I understand that effective design is more than just making it look good - my design works for your business and gets results.

Recent Work History

  • Canberra Weekly magazine

    2013 - Present

    Graphic Designer

    Design and layout editorial and advertising pages for a local weekly news, fashion and homewares magazine.

  • Benedict House

    2011 - Present

    Design and Communications

    Manage and maintain website and social media presence. Design and send regular email newsletter. Photograph products and events. Design business stationery, event fliers and print advertisements.

  • Red Instead

    2009 - Present

    Designer, Photographer, Business Owner

    Manage small business. Design business stationery and marketing materials for clients. Design, build and maintain client websites. Load content to websites. Manage client domains and web hosting. Search Engine Optimisation. Manage social media, online advertising and marketing. Organise printing of client work. Photograph events, corporate headshots, portraits and products for clients. Positioning and brand development. Prepare quotations and invoices. Liaise with clients and suppliers.

  • Fearless Media

    2010 - 2011

    Adobe Trainer

    Presented training courses in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and WordPress.

  • University of Canberra

    2010 - Present

    Bachelor of Graphic Design

    Successfully completed 16 out of 24 units.
    I have a GPA (Grade Point Average) of 6.563 out of 7, with 10 High Distinctions and 6 Distinctions.

  • Logo Design, Product Photography, Postcard Design

    Classy Glass Designs

  • Photography
    Model Portfolio

    Lara Schroeder

  • Product Photography

    Poppy, Bean and Bloss

  • Web Design

    Childplay Toys

  • Logo Design

    Power Up Life Skills

  • Graphic Design
    Swing Tags


  • Photography
    Model Portfolio

    Corina Retter

  • Logo Design, Business Card

    Situational Awareness

  • Logo Design

    Classy Glass Designs

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