Jen Leheny - Senior Graphic Designer in Canberra, Australia
Senior Graphic Designer & Photographer in Canberra, Australia
I love graphic design, web design and development, marketing, social media management, and photography. I have many years of experience in the workplace and have a high level of professionalism, enthusiasm and maturity.
Employability Skills
• Willingness to learn and a determination to succeed
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent editing and proofreading skills
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Excellent research and analytical skills
• Strong conceptual thinker
• Self motivated and driven
• Work effectively under pressure with minimal supervision
• Innovation and enthusiasm
• Excellent attention to detail
• Excellent customer service skills
• High standard of personal responsibility
Software Skills
I am proficient and confident with these tools:
• Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Lightroom, Bridge
• Web design and development, HTML, CSS, PHP
• WordPress, Shopify, WooCommerce, ZenCart, OpenCart
• Mailchimp, Hootsuite
• Microsoft Office suite
• MYOB accounting software
• Google Analytics, SEO, SEM

I have some experience with these programs:
• Adobe Premiere Pro, Rush, AfterEffects, Audition, Express
Future Skills
I would like to become more skilled and gain more experience in short form video production and editing, as well as motion graphics, so that I can tell brand stories in a dynamic and personal way.
I would like to grow my confidence and skills in estimating the timeline of work for large projects, and improve my project management skills.
Recent Work History
Canberra Southern Cross Club
Senior Designer / Content Manager (2015 - present)
• Manage two staff (graphic designer and communications coordinator) within a marketing team that services five distinct Club venues and multiple health and wellness sub-brands.
• Prioritise and manage projects and design workflow to ensure projects and tasks are
delivered on time and within budget.
• Review and approve design and communications, providing feedback and guidance.
• Edited and produced a printed 80 page recipe book to mark 50 years of the Club.
• Edit and produce printed quarterly 24 page members’ magazine.
• Marketing and communications for major reburbishment works at Woden flagship venue
as well as the launching of a new health and wellness centre with many sub-brands.
• Manage photo shoots and provide photography and video services.
• Implemented and manage two distinct Shopify e-commerce websites.
• Manage and maintain six separate websites using WordPress CMS.
• Manage radio, digital and print advertising and oversee search engine marketing.
• Development, planning and production of marketing and communications collatoral.
• Produce print and digital advertising, promotional materials, point of sale graphics,
signage and wayfinding, and large scale in-venue promotions.
• Edit and write copy for radio and print advertisements, magazine articles, dinners and
events, promotions, social media posts and electronic mailouts.
• Manage multiple social media accounts, email newsletters and reviews.
Freelance
Designer, Photographer, Business Owner (2001 - present)
• Manage small business, designed business and marketing materials for clients.
• Design, build and maintain websites using WordPress and Shopify.
• Managed client domains and website hosting.
• Set up and managed social media accounts and provided marketing plans.
• Photographed client events, corporate headshots, portraits and products.
• Advised on small business goals, positioning and brand development.
Canberra Weekly magazine
Graphic Designer (2013 - 2015)
Responsible for the design and layout of editorial and advertising pages for a well regarded local weekly news, fashion and homewares magazine.
Benedict House
Graphic Design and Communications Manager (2011 - 2014)
Manage and maintain website and social media presence. Design and send regular email newsletter. Photograph products and events. Design business stationery, event flyers and print advertisements.
Fearless Media
WordPress and Adobe Trainer - Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign (2010 - 2011)
Presented formal one and twoday training courses in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and
WordPress to small groups.

University of Canberra
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) (2022)
GPA 6.6 out of 7, received Dean’s Excellence Award 6 times.
Contact Jen
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You can also call me on 0411 224 314.
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