My name is Corey Vilhauer.
March 17, 2019
Nine years ago we flood-proofed our home, and last week the water came in anyway. We’re never really as prepared as we think we are.
February 8, 2019
A therapy session in the form of sixteen songs as the writer (creator?) takes the reader (listener?) back to a time when he was selfish, withdrawn, and completely unaware of either.
January 11, 2019
A surprise from the pop charts, an assignment from a former substitute teacher, some Brit pop band I’ve never heard of: nothing’s really for sure when we talk music with a middle schooler.
December 10, 2018
‘Cause it’s my favorite holiday. Or so the song says, because really it’s a conflicted time filled with happiness, frantic wandering, anxiety and sadness, ALL OF WHICH are perfectly okay to put in a Christmas playlist.
November 27, 2018
I got to be on a podcast last week, where I talked about content strategy, web accessibility, and the complex models we need to create for robots to read our content. I also talked about picklebacks, as well as that time I didn’t get to go to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
August 5, 2015The Pastry Box Project
The world continues to move even as you wander around, looking for inspiration, and the risk is always there: what happens when everyone passes you by, and what happens when you realize you never really cared in the first place?
February 28, 2012A List Apart
Every website needs an audience. And every audience needs a goal. How do we get to really know our audience and find out what these mystery users really want from our sites and applications?
May 2013Offscreen Magazine
Commissioned thoughts on organizing photos, organizing files and folders, and organizing life.
January 14, 2014Black Marks on Wood Pulp
Thoughts on large bodies of water, the dream and desire to see the world, and the utter exhaustion of travelling for work when all you want to do is hang out at home and be a dad.
December 7, 2011Contents Magazine
Content wants to be messy. It wants to roll around in the mud. It wants to be gross. Our job is to pull it together—to take the guesswork out of creating and curating it—and to treat content work as something closer to a science.
July 19, 2011Eating Elephant
As content strategists, we are expected to help our clients communicate the concepts, benefits and advantages of their company or industry. But we are not who our clients are. We do not possess the same amount of knowledge about their business. How do we bridge this gap?