A friend of mine helped to created figures shown in my thesis. I know that you do not need te reference figures created yourself. (How) am I supposed to give credits to my friend?
Is there a special Latex record or field?
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There are the usual LaTex characters for registered trademark and copyright though I doubt if your friend will press for these. It would be unseemly I feel if you were to put ref numbers on each or any of these figures with a footnote on the page end; or even to make a reference comment at the end of the thesis. However I've seen trademark symbols in engineering theses where a branded material was being evaluated - in fact they were everywhere that material was mentioned !
In every research publication there is a space for Acknowledgements. Journal publications have it towards the end, theses have it before Chapter 1. In this section you pay tribute to many named and/or unnamed colleagues and friends for practical assistance and helpful discussions. Explicit mention of the party providing the set of figures in question would be best placed here. If the person normally provides such figures on a professional basis, e.g. a graphic content designer in private practice, you may mention the business name but not perhaps any web site address. If the person is a university employee, e.g. someone working in the university printing press, you may mention their bureau. For example,
" ... and a special thanks to John Smythe of Magraphix for design work on figures 3.m - 3.w . . ."
" ... and a special thanks to Soraya Helegloglu at Trinity College London Press for design work on figures 3.m - 3.w . . ."