My name is Corey Vilhauer.
September 10, 2018
The 90s gave us a music explosion that changed how we discover and listen to music, just as the 10s have given us a communication explosion that changed how we can discover and listen to horrible people.
September 7, 2018
Thoughts on a re-read of Bill Bryson’s Notes From a Small Island and how I initially thought I was going to write the next great travel novel.
September 5, 2018
An look at the process of writing and how it helps us untangle knots, process emotion, and organize our internal monologue.
August 17, 2018
Two valleys in the west — Jackson Hole in Wyoming, and Teton Valley in Idaho — have helped shape who I am throughout my life, and both are seeing massive change. In this, I attempt to wrap my mind around what that means — to the valleys, and to me.
August 6, 2018
You know that thing when you have a song stuck in your head for a really long time, but instead of “your head” it’s actually “your car” and instead of “stuck” it’s actually just “your dumb Bluetooth?” It’s like that.
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?