Hatem El Imam studied Graphic Design in the American University of Beirut, and graduated with a BA in summer 2000. After working as a web designer and an art director for two years he decided to open his own design studio. He has worked in theatre, event organization, and has art directed the short film Both. In 2005, he decided to pursue an MA degree in Fine Art in the University College for the Creative Arts from which he graduated in September 2006 with distinction. He has co-founded Samandal comics magazine, exhibited work in Lebanon, England, Italy, and the United States and currently teaches design at the American University of Beirut.