Diederik Storms was born and raised in The Hague. At a young age, he knew he had to be a sculptor. In 1997, Diederik graduated from the Art Academy in Enschede (Aki). By the year 2000, he had settled in the village of Bellingwolde in the North of the Netherlands. In addition to sculpting, Diederik opened an art gallery with a large art garden. He also worked for several years as a supervisor at an art studio for people with intellectual disabilities. In 2017, Diederik moved to Noordwolde, near the city of Groningen.