I make my CV with Latex and a french sty file for years now, nothing fancy to be honest.

Looking for some inspiration, I found some astonishing examples of CV online, and I've seen on the other threads right here showing the beauty of Latex; and I would like to see what can be done with the CV class. What I see in this thread is not really convincing (I have the same output).

Have you some great examples—eccentric or classic ones?

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    Combined with some vector-graphics editor (e.g. Illustrator), absolutely – don't make your far more difficult than it needs to be by stubbornly sticking to a pure-TeX solution. One of TeX's strengths is its versatility and robustness. Note that the cv class isn't the end-all, be-all of CV/résumé LaTeX classes. I made mine starting from the article class. – Sean Allred Mar 9 '15 at 13:25
  • @SeanAllred well, TiKZ could serve you as well ;-) And I suspect that in the "astonishing examples" link, the "John Doe" one is made with LaTeX. – Astrinus Mar 9 '15 at 13:38
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    @KOthetypo provocare is about eliciting responses, not just answers ;) I wouldn't do my résumé in anything else, but I would not hesitate to use external tools to create the resources needed in the LaTeX. Images, designs, etc. For some tasks, I would even create 'pre-documents' (in the same vein as After Effects precomps) to make life easier. Don't try to do everything all at once in one place. – Sean Allred Mar 9 '15 at 13:53
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    The main thrust of the question here: Have you some great examples—eccentric or classic ones? is essentially the same as the question at LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae. It boils down to "Show me your beautiful resume/CV in LaTeX". If you feel the answers there are not satisfactory, you could consider adding a bounty to that question to attract a new wave of good answers. – Paul Gessler Mar 9 '15 at 14:46
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    Consider the audience, too. For many fields, those CVs may be fun or interesting or challenging (or whatever) to create, but would be a terrible idea to use in practice. Even for the world of graphic design (about which I claim no expertise/experience), I wonder if many of those examples obfuscate the information they are trying to present.... Of course, it may be fun for some people to torture TeX into producing something like this. – jon Mar 9 '15 at 15:24