Hi, I’m Kathy Cheng, a writer and creative consultant 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 DailySETNThe News Lens, TVBSCentral News Agencyand 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 You’re welcome to poke around my out-of-date professional website: kathywcheng.com.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 undertake brand and design consulting projects with Taipei-based businesses. If you’d like to work together please get in touch.

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.

Contact & Media Requests

Comments (3):

  1. Rui Sampaio

    October 11, 2017 at 21:26

    You have an audience in Indonesia and in Australia as well.
    Love the straightforwardness.
    I live in Taipei since 2012 with my wife and three kids and have a lot of “tricky” bugging topics.

    • Kathy

      October 12, 2017 at 12:48

      Thanks so much!

  2. Miles Hu

    August 6, 2018 at 17:12

    Cool stuff – Nice website! Lots of good local content.


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