Therefore, I decided to produce the piece in both Photoshop and Cinema 4D, I'll let you decide which program offers the most to 3D typography. You can view the tutorial in Digital Arts' December issue and can check out Tim's beautiful illustrations over at his website.
Incidentally, my answer to 'what's the most important thing I've learned since leaving education' is:
"Remembering why you love being a creative. Keeping pro active and always looking for self initiated projects is my bread and butter. The chance to collaborate with some of my favourite designers and meet new people through it really excites me. I was lucky enough to win a Run Your Jewels collab/remix of a Sara Blake piece recently and the chance to work with a beautiful illustration piece like that is an honour".