To create this Gif, I used Photoshop. I began with a blank slate and used the Custom Shape tool to create the arrows in each corner. I then duplicated the layers, moved the arrows around so they would point towards the center of the image. I did this twice. For each layer, I used a layer color overlay, two were white and one navy blue. I added an icon of the Michigan logo in the center. Originally I wanted to just make criss crossing arrows from corner to corner but I couldn’t line everything up correctly so I switched ideas.
To make the Gif, I followed this pretty straight forward youtube tutorial:
In this video you open the Timeline tool via Window>Timeline. Then I dragged all of the separate layers onto one single layer leaving the background yellow color on its own layer. Once done, I went to File>Save for Web, which is were the Gif format is located. I used the Preview button in the bottom left to play around with the frame length until I was satisfied.