Our Design Team


Connie Lincoln

Interior Designer/Owner

Connie Lincoln was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and lived in Wilmington, NC for 29 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University in Fashion Merchandising & Interior Design. 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
Interior Designer

With an early passion for art and design, Justin began sketching detailed drawings of ornate cathedrals as early 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. 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.