Jessica Rockstroh was born in Stuttgart and lives in Berlin. From 1989 to 1994 she studied set and costume design under Jürgen Rose at the State Academy of Fine Arts (abk) in Stuttgart. From 1996 to 1998 she worked as an assistant to Martin Zehetgruber at various theatres. Since 1998 she has worked as a freelance set and costume designer for theatre and musical theatre. Her work has taken her to theatres including the Staatstheater Stuttgart, the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, the Nationaltheater Weimar, the Residenztheater in Munich, the Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf, Theater Lübeck and Theater Basel.