Hi, I’m Kathy Cheng, a writer based in Taipei. I started Tricky Taipei to introduce Taiwanese design, food, lifestyle and travel stories to a global, English-reading audience. Tricky Taipei has appeared on local media in Taipei Times, Apple Daily, SETN, The News Lens, TVBS, Central News Agency, and TTV.
I’m also the founder of Thankful Registry, an open-platform online gift registry that launched in 2013. It’s been covered by TechCrunch, Fast Company, Dwell, Lucky, New York Magazine (Weddings Issue) and The Billfold. I still run Thankful from here in Taipei.
In my previous career, I was a copywriter and content strategist. I worked at Smart Design in NYC and VSA Partners in Chicago. You’re welcome to poke around my out-of-date professional website: kathywcheng.com.
From time to time, I take brand and design consulting projects with Taiwanese businesses. If you’d like to work together please get in touch.
Editorial & Photo Policy
From time to time, I’m invited to write reviews and articles about hotels or restaurants in exchange for complimentary stays or meals. Whenever this is the case, I mention this at the bottom of the post. In regards to images on Tricky Taipei, all photos are taken by me unless a photo credit says otherwise.