Imad was born in Damascus, Syria, and grew up always knowing that he wanted to be an artist. He joined the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Damascus University and graduated in 1978 with a major in Interior Design.
Imad's career began as a senior lecturer at Damascus University. Furthermore, he worked as an Interior Designer in Syria, Qatar, Oman, Cyprus, Yamen, and Italy. Imad took part in several solo and group exhibitions in Syria. He also participated in different competitions, receiving various regional and international art awards. Imad moved to Windsor, ON. in 2013, and has since dedicated himself to painting and graphic arts, which he finds to be very inspirational and energizing.