Jimi Campillo is the founder of MONSTERPOLO in Beverly Hills, California. His work draws inspiration from international water polo, surf, skate and street culture. Also, the founder of Rose Bowl Water Polo Club in Pasadena, California, where he formulated his passion in the sport.
He blends urban and nature references into a contemporary brew for his cutting-edge designs. Attributing ultimate success in his life to the Almighty God that leads him in mystical paths to glory.
In 2005, he birthed the name MONSTERPOLO into existence with five simple t-shirt designs. This led to a series of five, black and white water polo suit designs that launched the company that we know today.
Original suits were produced in Greece by Lukatos, Mihalis Konstas', the uncle who made the 2000 Olympic Greeks water polo team suits. This collaboration lasted nine months till Lukatos would no longer make suits for MONSTERPOLO. A calm panic set in, he noted that "I knew shit about production and with over 60 teams lined up for fall season and boarding the plane to the Hawaiian Invitational Tournament, I began making phone calls the moment the plane hit Oahu." A week later, capturing the moment, he walked the downtown streets of Los Angeles garment district in search of polyester material. "Had I had knowledge of what it would take to launch this venture, I probably would have not done it" but he says, "I was constantly led from person to person daily who would look after me and bring this company into fruition."