What is a reasonable package to be used for realizing something like the following example (including image altered):

Included image altered

The source is http://blog.azubiyo.de/bewerbungstipps/deckblatt-bewerbung/attachment/deckblatt-muster-4/ (a PDF file can be downloaded from there) and this belongs to a blog entry in German AZUBIYO-Blog: Deckblatt in der Bewerbung? Vorlagen und Muster, where the following copy rights are given:

Bildnachweise: © lev dolgachov-fotolia, © Minerva Studio-fotolia; Urheber Design 1 & 2: Designbewerbung

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    You're going to want to look into TikZ. As it stands unfortunately, this question airs more on the side of 'do it for me' instead of 'how can I solve this specific problem. Mar 16, 2014 at 17:04
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    Maybe look at flowfram, too. Note that questions which just post an image and ask for a solution are not really reasonable for this site, though you may be lucky if somebody is sufficiently intrigued. To increase the chances of receiving useful advice, please post a Minimal (non-)Working Example which at least shows what you have tried or gives the basics of the content you want included. That makes it a lot easier for people to help and demonstrates that you have made some effort to solve the problem yourself. Also, please read the question back and edit accordingly (different what?).
    – cfr
    Mar 16, 2014 at 17:07
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    Pleasedon't reveal personal information without the consent of the actualowner of that info.
    – percusse
    Mar 16, 2014 at 17:31
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    Thx, but Mustermann is german for "anyone" dict.cc/?s=Max+Mustermann
    – Marc Palm
    Mar 16, 2014 at 17:42
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    @percusse The name "Mustermann" and the address "Musterweg" is something like the english "John Doe". Mar 16, 2014 at 17:42

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Procrastination team, represent!

This is just too easy with TikZ ;-)

Now with correct colors, correct font and the code matches the picture. You will need to use xelatex or lualatex to typeset.

\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
    % green bar
    \fill[cvgreen] (current page.north west) rectangle ([xshift=5cm]current page.south west);
    % gray bar
    \fill[cvgray] ([yshift=-5cm]current page.north west) rectangle ([yshift=-10cm]current page.north east);
    % title and date
    \node[cvtext,right] at ([yshift=-7cm]current page.north west) {\addfontfeature{Scale = 5}\bfseries Bewerbung als Bankkauffrau};
    \node[cvtext,above left] at ([xshift=-1cm,yshift=-9.5cm]current page.north east) {\huge\bfseries zum 01.09.2013};
    % cover photo
    \node[inner sep=0pt,below right] (image) at ([xshift=5cm,yshift=-10cm]current page.north west) {\includegraphics[width=7cm,height=9cm]{example-image-a}};
    % name and address
    \node[fill=white,drop shadow,align=center,text width=6.4cm,inner sep=0.3cm,below] (name) at (image.south) {\LARGE Martina Mustermann};
    \node[text width=15cm,inner sep=0.3cm,below right] at (name.south west) {\Large\obeylines%
        Musterweg 8
        81929 München
        Tel.: 01 74 / 98 98 61
        E-Mail: Martina.M@web.de
    % attachments
    \node[white,text width=5cm,inner sep=0.3cm,above right] at ([yshift=1cm]current page.south west) {\large\obeylines%
        Letzte 2 Schulzeugnisse

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  • wow! Tikz is just like inDesign now (but better because one can do math with it). very nice. I am going to learn Tikz once someone puts a GUI front end to it :)
    – Nasser
    Mar 16, 2014 at 17:45
  • Amazing, thank you for realizing the specific example. I wouldn't have dare to ask for, but I am really impressed.
    – Marc Palm
    Mar 16, 2014 at 17:46
  • Wrong colours. ;-) (In other words, one upvote is mine.)
    – Speravir
    Mar 16, 2014 at 17:50
  • Does the mwe package provide this Martina pic? I can't see why you included the package. (Or the image doesn't match the code.)
    – NVaughan
    Mar 16, 2014 at 17:54
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    @Nasser If you look for a TikZ GUI, you might be interested in KTikZ/QTikZ. Maybe you also want to have a look at this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/24235/… Mar 17, 2014 at 7:56

Just for fun:

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  \foreach \x in {1,...,100}{
  \foreach \sh in {0,...,5}{
    \foreach \s [count=\c] in \shift { \ifnum\s=\sh \xdef\rec{\rec,\c} \fi }
      \clip \foreach \x in \rec {(0, \x pt) rectangle ++(110pt,1pt)};
      \node[anchor=south west] at (\sh pt,0)

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