The North Face has appointed Tim Hamilton as head of global creative, taking over from Peter Valles. In his career of more than than two decades in design, Hamilton has already created products for brands and retailers from Gap to Polo Ralph Lauren and others. He also launched his eponymous sportswear label in 2007 and designed capsule collections for Barney's and Bergdorf Goodman. Another feather in Hamilton's hat is his portfolio of collaborations with artists such as Seth Price, the painter Ross Blecker and the photographer Collier Shorr. Hamilton has been in charge of creative direction of The North Face and its products for all global markets from the start of October. He reports to Arne Arens, who was appointed as the outdoor brand's global president earlier this year. Arens said in a statement that The North Face saw much potential in fusing Hamilton's fresh perspective with the outdoor brand's heritage.