Born in Ramallah in 1967.Imad received his elementary education at UNRWA schools at Al Wehdat Refugee Camp in Jordan where he attained his first award in 1974 in a school competition.
The artist graduated from Yarmouk University in 1991 with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts (graphic design) as a Major, and journalism as a Minor.
After graduation, he worked for several local newspapers, including Akher Khabar, Al Ahali, Al Raseef, Al Bilad, Al Mustaqbal, Al Dustour, and Al Rai. In 1992 he started working for the London-based Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper, and then moved to work for Al Dustour. Since 1993 Hajjaj has been working at the leading Jordanian daily Al Rai, until he was dismissed after one of his controversial cartoons in the year 2000.
He later worked for Al Dustour daily newspaper from the year 2000-2004.
Emad became a member at the Jordan Press union in 1999 and in the cartoonists and writers Syndicates CWS, USA. In 2000, he achieved the honorary mentioning for the (Olympic Humor) competition, organized by fanfuuny.com (Italy) and in 2001 the artist received the 1st award for the best cartoonist in Al Hussein journalist creativity Award. Emad Hajjaj is also the winner of Arabic Press Award 2006, (Dubai Press Club DPC) and best published Cartoonist in Arabic Media in the year 2005, for his cartoon (The Crying Arabic Camel).
Emad is currently working with Al Ghad newspaper, Al Quds Al arabi (London), and his cartoons also available on
and his own web site www.mahjoob.com
The artist participated in the following exhibitions:
2003 (oil on canvas) was held in March. Zara Expo Amman.
2003 American University (AUB) exhibition, Beirut.
2003 Jordan Social Club – Dubai exhibition , Dubai
1999 the Amman City Hall.
1997 in Riwaq Al Balqa gallery in Fuheis under the motto "Imad Hajjaj's mental world".
Recommended books by the artist:
"Imad Hajjaj's mental world”, caricature Album, 100 pages, published in 1997.
“Al Mahjoob”, caricature Album, 600 pages, published in 1999.
“Oil on Canvas” political caricatures Album, 100 Pages, published in 2003.
“Why Me” a joint book with the Jordanian writer Moh'D Tomaliah, published in 2004.