Storm Thorgerson grew up going to school and playing rugby with Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. He then went on to study Film and Television at the Royal College of Art, graduating with a Master of Arts degree. This led to a career as an english graphic designer and music video director, working with many well known artists even in the early days of his career.
In 1968 Thorgerson along with Aubrey Powell founded the graphic art group Hipgnosis, between them they designed multiple famous album and single covers. The best known ones include Pink Floyd, Muse and AC DC. In 1983 the group Hipgnosis dissolved and both Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell formed Greenback films, producing music videos.