Boon Cotter was born in outback Australia. He discovered a passion for video games at a young age, in part to escape from the deadly wildlife. He programmed his first game at age 9, but honestly, it wasn't very good. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2004, his career began as a Character TD in TV and film, where he discovered his real passions lay in the art and science of light. In his most recent role, Boon relocated to California, where he has worked for the last 2 years as a Lighting Artist for Naughty Dog on the critically acclaimed "Uncharted 4", He says his favorite thing about the move, besides working on one of his all-time most beloved video game series, is that the spiders here don't eat people.