I’m a Product Design Lead with 8+ years of experience across Meta, IDEO, MSFT, and various freelance work. I’ve led large teams, been a high-level IC,  and refined my approach to design and mentorship through the amazing folks I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside.

As both a people-person and a systems-thinker, I’ve found that my favorite challenges ask me to think, empathize, and build in new and innovative ways.

Want to dive deeper into my work or simply jam on a design idea? Let’s chat ✌🏼

mae.boettcher@gmail.com · Linkedin

03. Meta · NPE · Sparked

NPE is Meta’s 0 -> 1 Venture Studio. Sparked was a product in the studio’s portfolio that took a video-first, speed-dating approach to modern dating apps. Our goal was to flip the online dating paradigm away from quick-decisions and towards real, human connection. 
  • Senior Product Designer — 2021

  • Design Lead on Sparked XFN team with one PM Lead and two Engineers. Responsible for designing product updates, conducting scrappy research studies, and driving rebrand.

  • Patent // UX for dater feedback (2022).