Seth J. Alberty

Mechanical Engineer Cartographer Web Developer Entrepreneur Karaoke Legend
Seth Alberty in red jacket at the beach
Born and raised in small-town Iowa, Seth Alberty embodies mid-western values of loyalty, integrity, honesty, hard work (and play), and a can-do spirit.

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Full Name:    Seth Jacob Alberty
Resides:    Central Iowa
Education:    BSME - Iowa State University
Occupation:    Mechanical Engineering; Cartography
Seth Jacob Alberty - Professional Portrait


Kindergarten Graduation of Seth AlbertySeth Alberty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Economics from Iowa State University. Alberty graduated with distinction and was named to the Dean's List regularly.

Alberty is also a graduate of Ottumwa High School where he was class valedictorian.

Alberty successfully survived his junior high years at Evans Middle School, and has memory of grade school at Eisenhower Elementary where he allegedely flourished.

Engineering Career

Seth Alberty operating a garden cultivator outside of QianJiang factory in Wenling, China Walk behind blower designed and operated by engineer Seth Alberty Lawn edger engineered by Seth Jacob Alberty Seth Jacob Alberty using a hedge trimmer Seth Alberty using a lawn mower engineering sample

Seth Alberty's most recent position was product development engineer with Midwest Air Technologies. During this time, Alberty was responsible for the design and production launch of lawn and garden power equipment produced overseas.

A majority of Alberty’s work with MAT was conducted in Wenling, China where he became conversationally fluent in Mandarin Chinese, acquired a taste for eggs stir fried with tomato and garlic, and became a KTV (Karaoke) legend. This assignment also gave Alberty a solid foundation in engine applications, life-cycle testing, quality control, manufacturing processes, and project management.

Earlier in his career, Alberty worked as a design engineer for The HON Company - a manufacturer of office furniture. At HON, Alberty's main responsibilities were implementing cost savings and quality improvement engineering projects related to filing cabinets and other steel based office furniture.

While attending Iowa State, Alberty also completed two internship engineering positions: at Maytag's main refrigerator facility and at Rockwell Collins' government systems testing.


Seth Alberty Cartography - Antique style map of the world Seth Alberty Cartography - topographical map of Illinois Seth Alberty Cartography - contemporary political map of Africa Seth Alberty Cartography - Satellite Map of Miami Seth Alberty Cartography - Standard Political map of South America

Seth Alberty is the founder of Outlook Maps - a map design and sales company.

Starting out as a hobby which combined his personal interest in maps and visual art, Alberty has built the business into a leader in quality map design. Alberty focuses on high-detail maps, custom maps, and artistically styled maps.

Alberty also offers his cartography skills as a contractor for and, and provides custom cartography services to a range of businesses and clients.

This entrepreneurial pursuit has also given Alberty the opportunity to gain experience in marketing, sales, web development, and customer support.

Outlook Maps logo - the cartography company founded by Seth Alberty


Seth Alberty playing with his golden retriever dog

Seth Alberty has wide ranging personal hobbies and interests.

Alberty is an avid sports fan and also dabbles in sports competition as an aging flag football player and co-ed soccer goalkeeper.

Alberty, despite being quite mediocre, enjoys telling people that he "plays a pretty mean banjo".

Alberty also enjoys landscaping and home improvement projects, photagraphy, a good discussion of free-market economics, and spending time outdoors with his golden retriever, Pam.

Additional Images

The following is a gallery of images of Seth Alberty at various stages of his life journey:

Seth Alberty on a 2 stroke motor bike outside of Wenling China in Zhejiang Province Portrait of Seth Alberty as a 2 year old boy Seth Alberty celebrating at friends wedding reception Adult Seth Alberty on kids swing at Ocean Park amusement park in Hong Kong Child Seth Alberty at elementary school when his older sister was being dropped of for school Seth Alberty with shaggy long hair Child Seth Alberty feeding calf a bottle of milk at his grandparents farm Seth Alberty at the Bund in Shanghai overlooking Pudong and the HuangPu River Child Seth Alberty at his parents wedding Seth Alberty carrying a surfboard at Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia Young Seth Alberty blowing out the birthday candles on his cake wearing a birthday hat Seth Alberty holding a champagne class listening to a toast at his wedding Young Seth Alberty with flowers in his hair wearing overall jeans Alberty pretending to block Yao Ming at a wax museum in Hong Kong Seth having a candlelight dinner at a restaurant in Bali, Indonesia Seth Alberty sitting on front porch of his traditional bungalow hut in Gili Island, Lombok, Indonesia Seth wearing a grey suit Seth Alberty pinning his corsage to suit on his wedding day Seth Alberty with long hair and wearing a puffy read coat Seth Alberty standing next to horse buggy on Gili Island in Lombok, Indonesia Seth Alberty wearing helmet and on motor scooter in Bali Indonesia Seth Alberty graduate of class of 2000 at Ottumwa High School Portrait of Seth Alberty wearing tie and standing in front of green leaves Seth Alberty catching a wave at Kuta Beach in Bali, Indonesia Seth Alberty wearing a travel backpack in Lombok, Indonesia Seth Alberty standing on Victoria Peak in Hong Kong overlooking Hong Kong Harbour Seth Alberty on his wedding day funny picture of Seth Alberty wet and tired Seth Alberty baby picture Seth Alberty in puffy coat at Xiamen crossing strait on ferry Seth Alberty as a young child eating his favorite dish: a bowl of cereal and milk Seth Alberty wearing a suit in his parents house Seth Alberty at China beach wearing a cool brimmed beach hat