Grant Shonkwiler landed his first position in the video game industry immediately after graduation, when he joined AMI Entertainment/MegaTouch Games as a game programmer. Soon after his start, he moved up to lead designer. After three years with the company, he had shipped well over 50 titles.
In 2011, Shonkwiler joined id Software, first as a technical producer on the multiplayer team for Rage, and then as a producer on the AI, combat, character and narrative teams for the Doom franchise. He next went on to Epic Games, contributing to the Fortnite and Battle Breakers projects.
Today, Shonkwiler has his own production consulting company, Shonkventures, and has founded the Game Developers Foundation, helping those interested in getting into the video game industry. He is also a Full Sail graduate and a 2017 Full Sail University Hall of Fame inductee.