Our Design Team



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Connie Lincoln

Connie Lincoln was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but has been a Wilmington resident for 29 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing. Connie has been married for 35 years and has two grown sons. She enjoys volunteering for organizations such as the American Heart Association, the Willie Stargell Foundation Gala, Karma Dog Rescue and the Historic Wilmington Foundation. She is also on the Board of Directors for Interior Design at Cape Fear Community College. After running a successful engineering business with her husband for 20 years, she decided to open Manifest Design. “I am thrilled after all these years to fulfill my passion in interior design and furnishings to help people enjoy their home even more!”

Justin Nixon
Lead Interior Designer

With an early passion for art and design, Justin began sketching detailed drawings of ornate cathedrals as soon as the 3rd grade. He has a background in fine art from ECU, as well as a Communications degree and an Interior Design degree from CFCC. Justin is an award-winning designer, taking 1st place in the prestigious ASID Otto Zenke Design Competition and 1st place in the Cape Fear Community College 9/11 Memorial Challenge. Further design experience includes work with Sundance Film, Thomasville Contract, and hotel design for our US Navy. In addition, he is versed in virtual staging creating photo realistic digital renderings for clients, realtors, and architects. Today, Justin continues contributing his cutting edge vision and creativity to each project while building long lasting relationships with clients and colleges.

Brittany Peterson
Interior Designer

Brittany had an early interest in design. With a big move from Marquette, Michigan, she watched her mother create a beautiful, new home in Beaufort, North Carolina. Using clippings from Living magazines, Brittany, at a young age, started making Inspiration Design Boards and discovered her love of Interior Design. She moved to Wilmington to follow her passion and graduated from Cape Fear Community College with her degree in Interior Design and an Associate Degree in Arts. Brittany is poised to work on any project with her varied experience in working at Manifest Design on residential, commercial and yacht projects. She feels blessed to follow her desire to create and live in such a beautiful city designing beautiful spaces!