Hi, I’m Kathy Cheng, a writer and creative consultant based in Taipei.
Tricky Taipei started as an English-language design and culture blog in 2014. Since then, it has grown into a vibrant online community with 2,600+ followers on Facebook, 3,000+ followers on Twitter and 1,000+ followers on Instagram. Discussions started on Tricky Taipei have made it to local media via Apple Daily, SETN, BuzzOrange, The News Lens, TVBS, Central News Agency, Taipei Times, CommonWealth Crossings, ETToday, LTN and TTV. I’ve also been quoted in National Geographic and Taiwan Business TOPICS.
In June 2018, I launched Tricky Talks, an English-language event series to bring conversations offline and into the real world. Each event gathers international and local professionals in Taipei for a relaxed evening with drinks, networking and a panel discussion. The goal is to mix Taipei-ers from different backgrounds, industries and countries to discuss topics that influence and inspire life in this city.
The end of 2018 saw the launch of Hey Taipei, a rhyming English-language picture book I wrote about a little girl’s very first trip to Taipei. If you’d like you can read the story behind Hey Taipei, or pre-order the book now on heytaipeibook.com.
In my previous career, I was a copywriter and communication strategist. I worked at Smart Design in NYC and VSA Partners in Chicago. 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.
From time to time, I undertake brand and design consulting projects with Taipei-based businesses. If you’d like to work together please get in touch. Here’s my out-of-date professional website: kathywcheng.com.
Editorial & Photo Policy
At times 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. All photos are taken by me unless a photo credit says otherwise.